macbeth_900_2StudioCanal have today released the first trailer for Michael Fassbender’s Macbeth which gets its UK release on October 2nd.

Shot on location in Scotland and England, this latest adaptation of the classic is described as “a thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a truthful reimagining of what wartime must have really been like for one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn Scotland.”

Directed by Justin Kurzel (SNOWTOWN), the film also stars Academy-Award winner Marion Cotillard (LA VIE EN ROSE), Paddy Considine (THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM), David Thewlis (the HARRY POTTER series), Sean Harris (PROMETHEUS), Jack Reynor (WHAT RICHARD DID) and Elizabeth Debicki (THE GREAT GATSBY).

MACBETH was developed by See-Saw Films and Film 4 and is majority financed by STUDIOCANAL with Film4.